Footloose!! I'm so excited for this show. The cast performed during intermission on July 4th (see photo below) and it was great - get up and dance music. And the Main Stage is a great theater. Buy your tickets online, and be sure to use the discount that is on Salem.org!! Here's the official scoop on Footloose at Summer Theatre at Salem:
Summer Theatre at Salem, the professional troupe in residency at Salem State College, celebrates fifteen seasons with its production of Footloose, The Musical. The musical is the story of a small Bible town turned upside down by a teenage dancer, best known from the Kevin Bacon movie of the 1984. Hit songs include Almost Paradise, Holding on for a Hero, Let’s Hear it For the Boy, and of course, Footloose.
“This is the largest summer theatre cast we have ever assembled,” according to Director Peter Zachari. “In addition to great dancing and classic songs, Footloose has some wonderful themes: that community does come together when tragedy strikes and that suppressing things we don’t like or disagree with can actually make those things stronger. “ The production team of Zachari, along with Joey Mirabile, choreographer and Brent Kincaid, music director reunites the creators of last summer’s hit, Grease.
New comer Nicholas Christopher plays Ren, the film role that shot actor Kevin Bacon to stardom. The cast is rounded out with other local favorites: Jaime Slatt, Harry Rothman, Brianne Beatrice, Ursina Amsler and, making a special appearance as Principal Clark, local director, Henry Dembowski.
Thursday-Sunday, July 16-July 26
7:30 pm shows, Sundays at 2 pm
$20 general/$15 students and seniors
Mainstage Theatre, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem